Tonight we got a visit from Steve's brother Bern and his wife Tracy from California. They are here visiting their son Kyle how is going to Calvin. 5th generation Calvin! They came for parent weekend, and are trying to get in as much visiting as they can. It was great to see them. We get to see them again on Sunday before they take the red eye back. Jeremiah shared a piece of his birthday cake with his Uncle Bern (I should have taken a picture of that). His uncle e-mailed him and told him he wanted a piece of his cake, even if it's 2 weeks old. So we put some in the freezer and gave it to him. Both Bern & Tracy are teachers in Visialia(?) Ca, and this year they would be teaching both our kids if we were out there. Tracy is a 3rd grade teacher and Bern is a 5th grade teacher.
O.K., now for my dilemma. So tonight I'm reading the paper and another Public Pulse just hits me between the eyes. I'm feeling another response coming, but I need to know that God wants me to write this, and if so I most definitely need to have him give me the right words. After all I have to say it in 300 words or less, and believe me that is quite hard to do. If any of you read the Public Pulse, it is the one from Thursday's paper under the heading "Gay Christians". Pray for me as I begin thinking and praying as to my response. I believe as Christians we cannot remain silent or let someone put out half truths or use scripture in a way not intended. I also looked up this "pastors" website, Scary. He is loving people straight to Hell. People today do not want to know that they are sinners. That would be to harsh. But what does Roman's say "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. If there is no sin how can you fall?I want this man to understand that yes Christ came and fulfill the written law of the O.T., but he did not call us all righteous. Only those who believe in Him, and what He did to cover our sins. If not for sin, why did he have to die, good question! He said to the woman who was caught in sin "Go and sin no more". Face it we all sin, and there is no difference between homosexuality and gluttony or gossiping, etc... etc... We all need a Savior and we all need to realize that or we're going to Hell. There may be someone out there who is reading this that thinks it's all about punishment. It's not, its really about relationship, relationship with Christ. But we have to face the fact of why he came and who we are without Him. Oh boy I could go on and on, but then the post would be to long and no one would read it.
Have a great Friday!